Hotels in Varkaus: The hotel is located in the Finnish Lakeland, near the church and local history museum. Konnus canal is 6 km away, the nunnery is 69 km or 51 minutes from Leppävirta, and nearby the nunnery there is also monastery. Orinoro Gorge is about 18 km from the hotel, is ideal for hiking and offers beautiful sights. 56 km to the north is Kuopio, with shopping opportunities (clothes, food, etc. ) and the Puijo observation tower. The Littala outlet shop is nearby in Unnukka. The air-conditioned city hotel was extended in autumn 2004 and offers 131 rooms in a cosy and relaxed atmosphere. There is a new and an old part of the hotel. The old part of the establishment was renovated, has a modern style and offers views of the lake. The new part of the property is also modern and features views of the ice rink and the playground. Guests are welcomed in the lobby, which offers a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-out service, as well as a hotel safe, a cloakroom, lift access to the upper floors and a newspaper stand. Additional amenities include an auditorium, a games room and a TV lounge. Guests can enjoy a drink at the café, the disco, the bar and the Castro Pub, which was renovated in spring 2012, and dine in the restaurant. Business travellers can make use of the conference facilities. Wireless Internet access is available and guests can make use of the room service. There is a car park for those arriving by car and bicycle hire is available for a fee. All rooms are en suite and feature a shower and hairdryer, as well as a direct dial telephone, a TV and Internet access. Additional amenities include a minibar, an ironing set, air conditioning and central heating.